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    DocGonzo, Philpm

    there were still some high level discussions going on about how this will impact some denominations for coverage.

    I do know that most denominations would be delighted to be able to drop the group plans-they are killing us. Pastors skew older are not the healthiest group to insure, and premiums reflect that. Since I've been in my conference 5 years, we've switched carriers twice, hunting for the best deal.

    Its a justice issue for our denomination that every pastor, and every full time church or denominational employee, have access to health care via health insurance. Subsidies from the denomination are available when the personal contribution is onerous, especially for pastors in small churches who can only pay the conference minimum for salary clears throat, raises hand

    Coverage and benefits for the ACA vary from state to state,  so in the interest of providing equitable coverage across the denomination nation wide, we'll not be dropping the insurance we have and encouraging pastors to use the exchanges. However, each pastor may do the math, and if they can get a better deal from the exchanges, they will not be forbidden to do so.

    If you have come here to help me, you are wasting our time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.-Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s

    by left rev on Thu Sep 26, 2013 at 06:03:03 AM PDT

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